Full Tour (All Falls): USD 60.00
This trip is half day for around 4 1/2 hours
This excursion includes transfer, waterfalls entrance fee, equipments, soft drinks, Dominican lunch buffet (BBQ Grill and Hot Dogs) and guides. We will also take you to visit our local villages to show you the Dominican Lifestyle in the countryside. Children under 7 years old are not allowed to visit more than one fall.
About the Tour!!
12 Waterfalls (Damajagua River):
Come and enjoy the 27 Pools of the Damajagua River! Perched in the rolling hills of the Northern mountain range of the Dominican Republic, this is a natural treasure that you will not find on any other part of this world. Mother Nature has produced 27 beautiful pools, carved by the limestone. Be ready to have fun!!!
The Twenty Seven waterfalls have existed for millennia but were only recently discovered by the outside world. The first tourists began arriving at the Falls in 1994, and little by little, word got out about this amazing natural treasure and spawned a guiding industry for the local young men. Ten years later, nearly 50,000 tourists every year come to Rio Damajagua to enjoy what Dominicans have known about for centuries.
The number of tourists coming to 27 Charcos has grown dramatically. In 1998, the local guides officially formalized their association in to the AGRD, the Association of Guides of Rio Damajagua. Our team has extensive experience as water guides and strives to ensure that your satisfaction is our number one priority. Our goal is to make the time you spend with us the highlight of your vacation.
The vast majority of tourists who visit 27 Charcos do so as part of prepaid guided excursions. This is a fantastic way of visiting 27 Charcos if you are unfamiliar with the area. These private tours are catered to the tourists wishes and can be extended or turned around whenever you want.
The tour begins at the beautiful, new, visitor center. Enjoy traditional Dominican food and beverages in the open-air restaurant with breath-taking mountain views. Make your way to the first waterfall on our interpretive nature trail on which you will encounter hundreds of species of tropical plants and birds.
- The First Waterfall (“The Virgin”): Legend says that the Taino Indians who used to inhabit the area built a statue of the Virgin Saint of the Dominican Republic, Altagracia. Unfortunately, the passage of time has completely destroyed any trace of their handywork. The beautiful waterfall, however, has survived and is available for us to enjoy!!
- The Perfect Waterslide (“La Tinajita”): “La Tinajita” At over 20 feet deep, this waterfall is one of the most exciting. It gets its name because it resembles a container that farmers who once lived in the mountains used to store water called a ‘tinaja’.
- The Corkscrew: A fun climb and an even better slide on the way back down. Our guides will escort you up and down the falls for an unforgettable experience.
- T.O.Y.S.: This innocent looking waterfall has the tendency to make some tourists a little red in the face. You might want to tie up that swimsuit tight…
- The Cave: The waterfall that falls through the domed roof gives a fantastic massage. This is the 7th level where the majority of the tourists arriving in jeep safaris turn back. For the adventurous, there are 20 more!
- The Crystal: “The 8th” Tourists that climb up to this waterfall can be almost assured that they will not see any other tourists for the rest of the day. Enjoy the crystal clear water by sliding down the waterfall or jumping into the pool from nearly 20 feet.
- Hot and Cold: The water in this fall has separated into two different levels, but opposite from what you might expect: hot on the bottom and cold on top. Remember to look at the wall to your right as you swim through the channel to see some amazing rock formations.
- Flor’s Fall: Flor Trejo was an old farmer who used to have a small plantation on one of the mountainsides near Rio Damajagua. Legend has it that one day he went to visit his favorite waterfall carrying a bundle of bananas. As he was walking over a fallen tree to avoid getting wet, he slipped, and instead of dropping the bananas to stay dry, he brought them with him to the bottom of the waterfall. Only problem was he didn’t know how to swim and almost drowned.
- The Jaiba: This pool, with its crystalline water, is named for the fresh water crabs that can be found living in a crack in the rock wall. The more daring tourists can take a jump off the nearby branch and try to split the rock edges.
- The Hammock: About 16 years ago, a large vine hung from the tree canopy above the river that looked like a hammock. Tourists who made it up this far would swing out over the water for a breathtaking ride.
- The Taino: This waterfall is named for the rock formation that resembles a makeshift hut where Taino Indians used to live, according to local folklore. The view form the base of this fall is one of the most beautiful there is. Enjoy!
- The Natural Pool: The most beautiful of all the waterfalls, the Natural Pool has characteristics that resemble a real pool. When you climb up on the right, look closely at the rock to see more calcified flora and an amazing view.
- The Last One: It really is the last one. Enjoy the view of the source of Rio Damajagua and the Tarzan vine swing above. If you’re feeling brave, you can jump (over 30 feet) from the root of the tree overhanging the cliff.
As this excursion have some risks, please let us know if any member has Physical problems at knees, back and/or the heart, because you will have to walk up to the mountain for around 35 minutes, jump and slide.
Amber Cove Port Map:
This is the meeting point, you will have to walk out for around 6 minutes from the Port to the Highway, and when you get there please turn to the Right side to meet our guides, they will be holding a Marysol Tours sign and your name.